Health & Wellbeing

At Pavilion Dance, we’re always trying to keep on top of everything happening in the world of performing arts and dance. In this section, you can find our entire library of dance news and blog articles to read. We’re constantly updating our dance news hub with brand new articles, covering everything from dance events in the local, south coast area, emergent national dance news stories, in-house updates from within Pavilion Dance South West, and much more!

Dorset Community Foundation grant to support new wellbeing classes

As we approach Mental Health Awareness Week this May – with the theme of Movement – we are delighted to have received grant funding from The Dorset Community Foundation to support two new weekly movement & wellbeing classes at Pavilion […]

Dorset & BCP businesses sparkle in Business Come Dancing

Business Come Dancing raises funds to support youth mental health, Parkinson’s Dance and community dance projects across the region.  As Strictly returned from Blackpool our Business Come Dancing annual fundraiser took Bournemouth by storm as its 2023 line-up of local […]

Savills Salsa by the Sea Team Away Day

Team Building with a Twist (& Shout) with Savills Client Services “This was brilliant. It exceeded many people’s expectations.” This summer we welcomed Savills Client Services into our dance studios and theatre as part of a team building weekend getaway […]

Bringing the GLAM to Pride 2023

It was great to be part of Pride in Bournemouth once again and this year we partnered with Bourne Free to bring GLAM to the party!  GLAM, created by Etta Ermini & Van Huynh Company, warmed up the main stage […]

New Dance n Chat Wellbeing Project Lead Artist 2023

Welcome aboard Emily Thompson- Smith! Pavilion Dance are delighted to announce that Emily Thompson-Smith, a freelance dance artist based in Dorset is our new lead artist for our Dance n Chat Wellbeing Project, hosted at Cornerstone Academy in Poole. Run […]

Le Club Social ignites Dance Floor Memories across the Decades!

A community cast of 20 joined professional dance artists, Sally Molloy and Natalie Watson and Choreographer & Creator, Genevieve Say to create Le Club Social – an imaginary club in the heart of Bournemouth celebrating decades of dance and clubbing […]

Parkinson’s Dance Fun Fridays on the BBC National News

We call them Fun Fridays!  At 2.30pm on a Friday afternoon our Parkinson’s Dance participants gather in our foyer for tea, biscuits and a chat before joining their class in the Seafront Studio with teachers Aimee Hobbs and Sammy Gillingham.  […]

Pudsey visits Children in Need Break Dance Project

We are very grateful to receive funding from BBC Children in Need for our “Breakin’ Free” project. This is a series of inspiring Street & HipHop workshops for children & young people in areas of Bournemouth that are facing particular […]

Children, Autism & Dance Forum delights with accessible materials!

As part of a UK-wide children and dance programme we hosted a series of events in October for those working with or championing children with autism. We delivered live and digital events, including workshops in local schools (thank you Linwood […]

About Pavilion Dance

Pavilion Dance South West is a registered charity based in the sunny south coast of England, right here in Bournemouth. We believe that dance is a socially relevant, wholly inclusive, and generally brilliant tool in connecting people – and making lives just that little bit better! We work across the entire Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) area to put on fantastic live shows and performances, engaging workshops and classes, and other functions. Click the link below to learn even more about how Pavilion Dance operates.

Dance Classes at Pavilion Dance

A lot of our dance news articles explore the huge variety of dance classes, workshops, and other exciting opportunities for learning the art of dance, right here with Pavilion Dance. Have you caught the dance bug, and want to learn more about how to sign up for any of our inclusive dances and workshops? From ballet, to tango, to salsa, to ballroom – and everything in between! With our team of professional and friendly dance experts, there’s something for everything at Pavilion Dance – so book now and secure your space today!

What’s On at Pavilion Dance?

At Pavilion Dance, you’ll see from our dance news articles that you can find much more than just the most engaging, inclusive, and fun dance workshops and lessons in the south! At our renowned theatre venue, you’ll also find loads of opportunities for a great night out, with live performances, interactive workshops, and dance events – help all year round! With the link below, you can check out our complete list of What’s On at Pavilion Dance in the coming months, so make sure to have a look and book your tickets while you still can.

Visit Pavilion Dance

Are you interested in taking part in any of our engaging dance classes? Or perhaps taking a trip down to the Pavilion Dance Venue, to take in the sight of one of our exciting dance shows or events? Visit Pavilion Dance on Westover Road, Bournemouth, contact us at – or give us a call on 01202 203630 if you have any more questions about what we do! 

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